I first came across the corps back in the late 1990's, when I was a Petty Officer at the local Sea Cadet Unit in Auckland, New Zealand. Back then it was one section with a dozen or so members and about the same in pages on the site.....now look at it!
Being the second ever appointed WCC Officer back in 1997, it is a great honour to be elected as Commandant. I have come and gone many times since then, and due to life on life's terms, I have not always been able to give the time I would have desired to. Finally that time has ended and here I am.
There will be some big changes happening around the place, and I believe these are going to help the WCC become a place of fun like it used to be. The restructure will allow us to re-group and head in a new, brighter direction for common good of the Corps.
We have many new and exciting things in the works, which I am really looking forward to seeing come to fruition and the great impact they will have around the place, and most importantly, on morale boost it will bring.
As I am down in little New Zealand (Southern Hemisphere), there is a big time difference, so you might not always catch me online. However, I am VERY ACTIVE and reply to emails, forums and PMs daily. I encourage you to approach me anytime on any matter, however there is a chain of command that needs to be followed preferably.
I look forward to working with you and getting to know you all. Let's make the rest of 2013 great!!
Greetings! I am Field Marshal(A) Dave Beel. My job is to assist the Commandant in carrying out his duties, and as such my duties are varied and many depending on what needs to be done. If you ever need assistance from me please do not hesitate to ask, but I will ask you to ensure you have tried to use the Chain of Command first.
Everyone in the WCC has the potential for greatness. Whether or not you choose to unlock that potential is up to you. Anyone can tell
you to “do your best” or “reach for the stars”, but just being told to
do something doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to do it.
Eventually it always comes down to the doer, not the teller.
Its easy to be sarcastic about striving for success... saying the effort
will not be worth the reward is a lazy cop out. An organisation like ours
that requires near-instant gratification for all actions makes it very
easy for someone to just take the easy way out, because many don’t
realise that work, over a long period of time produces RESULTS. No
one ever got anywhere by sitting in their parents basement, playing
video games, and burying themselves under bags of chips and mountain dew
cans. The most successful people in the world didn’t get that way
over night. They got there by putting their nose to the grindstone for
years, until the effort paid off.
The phrase, “money doesn’t buy happiness” isn’t quite as accurate as it
might have been, even 10 years ago. It may be callous, but it’s true,
happiness, to at least some degree, requires a little bit of cash... and
the most surefire way to make sure you have that cash is good, old
fashioned, hard work...
Sure there are a few people in the world who have achieved success,
seemingly out of nowhere, but I guarantee that in 15 years, if you ask a
16 year old about “Snooki,” they will reply, “What the hell is a Snooki?”
Those are not the people we should be modeling ourselves after. I
encourage you to channel Bill Gates, not Pauly D. Eleanor Roosevelt,
not Paris Hilton.
I hope with this address, I have motivated you to think about how you
want to spend the rest of your life. Don't waste it, you only have one.
Recruits, Cadets, NCOs, Officers, and friends of the Web Cadet Corps,
It has been an honor to be selected to serve as your CSNCO for the year of 2013, I am here to represent all NCOs and Cadets from the lowest all the way up. I take anything you want to the command team and bring anything you need to know back down.
It has been a very interesting year thus far. We already have a new Commandant in Lt Cdr Mackenzie and he has elected to have me remain as CSNCO for the remainder of the year. Lots of important discussions ongoing in the NCO's Mess and lots of things we would like to get actioned and are being actioned as we speak. As well as improvements with the NCOC and with WCC 7.0 coming out soon lots of things are happening.
I have an open door policy, people can come in and talk to me about the WCC or real life, I will find the time to help, email me at email@example.com if you require any help.